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Xbox Working on a Monthly Subscription Service

If you’re a huge gamer and you haven’t already jumped on the subscription box train, now might be the perfect time. Tech giant Microsoft is reportedly working on releasing a new monthly subscription service called “Xbox All Access” which would bundle an Xbox gaming console, Xbox Live and a Game Pass for a monthly fee. Subscribers would pay from $22 to $35 […]

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PREVIEW: ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Stays True to the Original Series, but Still Introduces Fresh New Additions #E3 #E32018

A few years ago, Kingdom Hearts III murmured the three words we yearned to hear, “Now in Development.” Now, after multitudes of unanswered phone calls, we finally have a date: January 29, 2019. Every year, Square Enix always gave us just a small taste of what was to come. So little, in fact, that the hope for a Kingdom Hearts 3 […]

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Microsoft Announces the Xbox Adaptive Controller for Accessible Gaming

After working with accessibility advocates for two years, Microsoft has just announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller. It’s designed to allow players with limited mobility to play Xbox and PC games. It’s a huge step forward for gaming accessibility, and means that tons of new players will get to enjoy games! The controller allows players to customize the setup and provides […]

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Microsoft Reportedly Developing Xbox ‘Career’ and Loot Box System

Reportedly, Microsoft is working on a new “career” system for Xbox Live that promises to reimagine the way that achievements and Gamerscore are measured. The system should supposedly help create a better experience, inspired by the limitations that Gamerscore holds for esports or speedrun players. This system will allow players to choose more options for their Avatars, gain ranks and […]

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‘Sea of Thieves’ Closed Beta Announced

Rare’s highly anticipated multiplayer pirate game, Sea of Thieves, will be launching at the end of quarter 1. The game’s closed beta has just been announced, allowing players to finally get a hands-on look. The Sea of Thieves closed beta will start at 4 AM PST on January 24, and continue until midnight PST on January 29. The closed beta […]

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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Loot Boxes Updated

After user feedback, Electronic Arts has decided to rework the loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II, as mentioned in the company’s blog post. Once the game officially launches in mid-November, the progression-related items and weapons will now be obtainable through regular play, instead of through random drops, as in the beta. The blog post explains: “The Beta gave us […]

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Microsoft Officially Stops Manufacturing Kinect

After years on the market, Microsoft has finally killed off the Xbox Kinect, after the company announced that it officially stopped production of the peripheral. The Kinect has been dwindling in use since the release of the Xbox One, when Microsoft announced and then unannounced the required use of it in its console. For now, the technology powering the Kinect […]

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Microsoft’s E3 2017 Roundup

Kicking off today’s round of conference, Microsoft just went live with their E3 announcements for the year! They opened up with the Xbox One X, the official name for the codenamed “Project Scorpio”. The list of features include: 12 GB GDDR5 memory 326 GB/s memory bandwith 8 million pixels Dolby Atmos Sound Wide Color Gamut HDR Backwards compatibility with all […]